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By Michael Adelberg

Matt Duffy is in hindrance. His son, Jack, is a highschool bully who makes an attempt suicide after Matt snuffs out a fast-moving teenager romance. Outwardly, Matt is okay, yet within he's full of guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly concurs to determine a psychiatrist who pushes him to discover his fractious parenting and his personal bullying prior. the result is a set of Matt’s most vital, outrageous, macabre, and indelible stories.

A pondering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising associates, bumbles out and in of youth romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable courting together with his meant ally, who died via his personal hand. all of it serves to make it effortless to recollect bullies like Matt, Jack, and a few of Matt’s buddies as fearsome humans to be kept away from.

Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to school to relive either their insecurities and bear in mind the attract of the bad-ass and the mean-spirited laughter that comes too simply on the price of others. Adelberg additionally hop-scotches the final 30 years of yank popular culture with slicing wit. An eclectic mixture of the well-known and infamous—including Brittany Spears, Lou Reed, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and O.J.—are covered up for roasting. Nor does he face up to skewering an array of latest America’s sacred cows and delicate issues: racism, sexism, homophobia, category bias, ageism, psychological incapacity, and, in fact, bullying.

Ultimately, we're witness to the profound fight of an getting older bully who's no longer rather misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the becoming awareness that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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